Bob Johnson recalls his World War Two service in the Sixth Defense Battalion of the United States Marines Corps on Sand Island, of the Midway Islands, in 1943 and 1944. Johnson discusses listening to Tokyo Rose for entertainment, and remembers the servicemen guessing that Tokyo Rose’s information came from Japanese submarines waiting close to the shore. Johnson recalls being homesick, and guessing that Tokyo Rose’s broadcasts contributed to other soldiers’ homesickness as well.
World War, 1939-1945; U.S. military; Wartime propaganda; Tokyo Rose; Toguri, Iva; Midway Islands; Sand Island; Sixth Defense Battalion
Veterans Remember "Tokyo Rose" Oral History Project, OH 238, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 sound cassette (01:30:00 min.) analog + 1 transcript (6 p.: 28 cm.)
Johnson, Bob, "Bob Johnson Interview, October 29, 1987" (1987). Veterans Remember "Tokyo Rose" Oral History Project. 9.